Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2015 Giants Depth Chart: Starting Pitching Part III

We'll cover some pitching prospects in the deep minors, a few of whom may be the highest ceiling prospects in the Giants system:

Short Season:

Keury Mella, RHP- 1-1, 1.83, 19.2 IP, 9.15 K/9, 2.75 BB/9.  Low A- 3-3, 3.93, 66.1 IP, 8.55 K/9, 1.76 BB/9.  High ceiling pitching prospect who performed well.  Had a midseason shoulder scare but came back strong in limited action late in the season.  Could move up fast if healthy.

Tyler Beede, RHP- 0-0, 2.70, 6.2 IP, 9.45 K/9, 4.05 BB/9.  Rookie AZL- 0-1, 3.12, 8.2 IP, 11.42 K/9, 4.15 BB/9.  Very SSS due to pitching to the final game of the college WS.  Did not shake concerns about his control/command.  Should move fast as soon as he solves that.

Jason Forjet, RHP- 7-1, 3.10, 87 IP, 9.00 K/9, 1.66 BB/9.  Impressive numbers but at a lower level than 2013(high A).

Jose Reyes, RHP- 6-4, 3.89, 83.1 IP, 6.91 K/9, 1.73 BB/9.  Contact pitcher at a low level.  Odds are against guys with that profile.

Nick Gonzalez, LHP- 2-5, 4.06, 71 IP, 5.96 K/9, 3.55 BB/9.  Big LHP, but very disappointing numbers after a promising debut in rookie ball last year.

Ethan Miller, RHP- 5-3, 4.60, 78.1 IP, 6.55 K/9, 1.72 BB/9.  Ran hot and cold.  Had some very good games.  Enough here that I want to see more at higher levels.

Andrew Leenhouts, LHP- 3-4, 4.73, 72.1 IP, 8.83 K/9, 1.37 BB/9.  Improved on his 2013 numbers but at the same level.

Mella and Beede are the names to really watch here.


Rookie AZL:

Matthew Gage, LHP- 2-0, 1.89, 33.1 IP, 8.64 K/9, 2.16 BB/9.  College pitching draftee will have to prove it at higher levels.

Michael Santos, RHP- 4-3, 2.56, 59.2 IP, 7.54 K/9, 1.96 BB/9.  Young RHP with tools.  Walk rate very encouraging, but would like to see a higher K rate.

There were several other interesting pitchers who may or may not be future starters including draftees Logan Webb and Stetson Woods plus holdovers Dylan Brooks and Rayan Hernandez.



Deyerbert Bolivar, LHP, 18 yo- 7-1, 1.77, 64 IP, 9.42 K/9, 2.81 BB/9.  Smallish LHP with nice numbers.  6 figure bonus baby.  We should see him in Arizona in 2015.

Alejandro Flores, RHP, 20 yo- 4-1, 2.86, 63 IP, 8.00 K/9, 1.71 BB/9.  Old for level but nice numbers.

Prebito Reyes, LHP, 18 yo- 3-3, 3.11, 66.2 IP, 6.48 K/9, 2.16 BB/9.  Bigger than Bolivar but not as heralded and numbers not quite as good.

Victor Concepcion, RHP, 17 yo- 6-1, 3.18, 65 IP, 10.38 K/9, 2.08 BB/9.  On the small side, but given age and numbers, worth following closely.


  1. I may have missed this but what are your thoughts on Logan Webb the 4th round pitcher they drafted this year? Seems like a guy to follow.

    1. Interesting pick with a lot of upside. Way too early to know if it is going to work out.